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Even the most unsexy NFL offenses provide excellent production throughout the season. Tevin Coleman is headed for a huge workload at a mid-level price, helping us fit a Chiefs-Steelers passing stack without sacrificing much at RB. Fantasy managers hoped to see him early this season, but now that he is finally expected to be called up, will he help teams for the stretch run? Salary Charts Compare player salaries across multiple sites. Ryu also gets a great matchup against the New York Mets, and he's a favorite in a game set at 7. Strategy and Matchups

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You also need to be able to enter your lineups as you pick your players. This game is about exploiting little advantages.

Open a browser tab to a site with lineups. These sites give me player news I might have missed. If a guy has the flu, I need to know it. After you have have each website open as reference, the real homework starts. I review the daily batter v. At first I review it for obvious mismatches. If a batter hits. For instance, if the batter who has hit that particular pitcher well has been struggling, and the pitcher has been lights out, the batter is not.

Split statistics show stats under certain conditions. There is no end to baseball statistics. It takes me about two hours to prepare. Daily fantasy baseball picks start with good pitching. I use the MLB daily probables as my starting place. It gives last three starts and last ten years vs. Different sites have different rules, meaning players should be picked specifically for that site. That offense is the Pirates, who come in with a team wOBA sitting at. He has four starts against the Pirates this season, where he is coming away with an average of 14 DraftKings points.

That is a solid amount for a player who should a solid SP2 option today. Hopefully you're entering the Monday slate a bit richer after another full weekend of baseball and the first week of NFL action in the books. There's a 10 game main slate, so get your lineups in. Some of my early favorite stacks include the Cubs and Brewers, but some other under the radar picks such as the Mets and Pirates could pay off on the slate. German Marquez - SP, vs. Jakob Junis - SP, vs. Over the past 30 days, the White Sox have posted a respectable.

Are you ready for some football? Sat, 08 Sep by RotoGuru. The data isn't as expansive as what I generate for baseball. But it is all free. Weekly point recaps for each player, along with DFS salary. Historical data is also available, week by week, for and for some prior seasons.

Use the dropdown menu on that page to see what seasons are available for each DFS sponsor. Data for week 1 games should be available sometime on Monday. Sortable stats , showing all current salaries along with YTD point totals and averages. Each report has links to individual player histories - both points and prices. And clicking on any weekly point value leads to a detailed reconciliation of that point total. In all reports, salaries generally reflect the classic DFS game format for the full slate of all games Thurs-Monday.

Sortable stats and individual pages also show data for opposing players. For example, here is report showing Fanduel points for opposing RB , team by team.

Admittedly not very interesting early on, but potentially more useful as the season unfolds. Individual team details are also available on this basis sample: Opponents of Kansas City Chiefs. In addition to showing weekly point totals by position, if you hover over any point value on that latter report, you should see a list of the opposing player details comprising that total. As a caveat, note that my point calculations are based on my own independent calculations, and may - on rare occasions - differ from those used at the related game site.

If you notice any discrepancies, let me know and I'll investigate. In his 26 starts in , Blake Snell has given up 3 or more earned runs just 4 times. The most recent occasion was all the way back on July The icing on the cake? This game takes place in Tropicana, which has the 6th best run factor for pitchers this season. Despite being terrible overall, the Mets have been surprisingly average against righties this season while being utterly miserable against lefties.

I expect the dominance over the Mets to continue. In September, though, all bets are off. We have a VERY small four-game slate tonight, which starts early, at 6: That is due to the fact the NFL is kicking off tonight, so we have a very limited slate and the options are a bit thin today. Even with the high strikeout recently, Castillo has allowed five earned runs in two of his last four starts, causing a bit of concern.

The upside is certainly there for him up against this weak Padres team, but the risk in this ballpark should be noted. He is facing off against the Nationals, who are all but dead in the playoff race but pose a decent threat in terms of their offense.

There are a few early games today, but the majority of the games take place after 7 PM. Overall, there are 12 games for the main slate, which is what we will be attacking here. He's also averaging nearly 20 fantasy points per game, while scoring less than 10 fantasy points in two of the contests. Ryu also gets a great matchup against the New York Mets, and he's a favorite in a game set at 7. Through 27 starts, he owns a record with a 4.

He has also posted a He gets an elite matchup against the Miami Marlins in a pitcher friendly stadium tonight, as well. Pivetta is currently a favorite in a game set at only 7.

He has given up three or more earned runs in three straight starts, which can be a bit concerning, especially when pay his price. The matchup for him is good, as the Twins have a very average. A great price tag on him today, along with having a very easy matchup.

While having all 30 teams in action is a welcomed development for this Monday slate, FanDuel unfortunately broke up the slate so that there isn't the majority of games unless you play the all day slate which doesn't offer major tournaments. That said, this lineup will focus on the early only slate, which features seven games. That's an under-the-radar stack I like.

Dallas Keuchel - SP, vs. However, he still has a 9. He flashed his upside in his last start against the Marlins, recording 46 FD points. You probably aren't technically able to make trades in your leagues by this point in the season, but it's never too late to buy or sell from the plethora of talented players available in fantasy baseball waiver pools. Instead of trading assets with other owners, you can "buy" players that have been overlooked or recently discarded on the wire.

In this case, think of it as a short-term investment that comes at a low cost you did save at least a couple bucks of FAAB for the final month, right? Rather than trade candidates, I'll focus on players that appear to be trending up or down, but could soon be headed in opposite directions.

In other words, we'll find some undervalued and overvalued players for you to target in free agency, or the trade market if your league still allows. As always, I will never advocate that you buy or sell a player if I wouldn't follow the same advice myself. Now, time to assess some fantasy values. I too owned Villar earlier this year, only to leave him on waivers month ago when it was obvious he wasn't going to come close to approaching his career-year numbers from two seasons ago.

A fresh start in Baltimore might have been all he needed though. In August, Villar hit. He's absolutely worth owning for steals alone, but it looks like he can bring much more to owners down the stretch. Despite notching two steals in a game last Wednesday and four in the last two weeks, Wendle is only up to 12 SB this season. Don't pick him up for speed, pick him up because he is batting.

That said, don't be long to cut bait if he does start to slump. After a massively disappointing rookie season, he's proven that he can hit Major League pitching at a hard rate, posting a He's up to 17 home runs this year, which is behind last year's pace, but he's at least near replacement level with his.

Traditional 5x5 league owners could use him as a cheap power source as he's been hot lately and the Padres continue to play in hitter-friendly venues like Colorado and Arizona. Confused owners may be abandoning him in their time of need, but that makes him an immediate add for those with bench space.

He's always been a streaky hitter, but has been an extreme version of that.